chick pipped but there is blood

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poultrykeeper08, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    I have about 50 eggs in my incubatore . The eggs werent due until thursday and friday but they strted hatching last night . So far i have 3 chicks . i have 2 that are zipping around the eggs as we speak . while i was taking the eggs out i seen an egg that had pipped but had blod in the cracks . I left it alone . Well about 2 hours later i looked and it had pipped more and there was sighns of more blood . i removed a piece of the shell and the chick made a whole through the skin of the egg and there is blood . Is it hatching prematurly (sry about the spelling ) there seems to be alot of blood

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated

    P.s . the 2 chicks just came out of the eggs . There are white silkies
    so that makes 5 chicks today woot [​IMG]

    also another egg pipped and there is a little blood but no wheres as much blod as the other ? whats going on
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2008
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd say leave them alone. I don't think there's much you can do except wait.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sounds like temp was running a bit high. Keep the bator closed and the humidity up. It's a waiting game now. The bloody one, let it be, it should realize it is early and just wait for the blood to be asorbed. Blood still flowing means it's not done asorbing all the yolk and other stuff it needs to before hatching. Best of luck.

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